Ernst Mach

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Czech Republic, Physicist
February 18, 1838February, 19, 1916.

Ernst Waldfried Josef Wenzel Mach was an Austrian physicist and philosopher, noted for his contributions to physics such as study of shock waves. The ratio of one's speed to that of sound is named the Mach number in his honor. As a philosopher of science, he was a major influence on logical positivism and American pragmatism.Through his criticism of Newton's theories of space and time, he foreshadowed Einstein's theory of relativity.